Resurrection (1463) by Piero della Francesca

Resurrection - Piero della Francesca - c.1460

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ArtistPiero della Francesca
MediumFresco on Wall
Dimensions225 x 200 cm
Art MovementEarly Renaissance
Current LocationMuseo Civico di Sansepolcro, Sansepolcro, Italy
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About Resurrection

Piero della Francesca was a master of art and painting. His greatest masterpiece, the Resurrection, was painted around 1463-1467 and is currently displayed in the Town Hall of Borgo San Sepolcro. The painting tells a story through its colors, shapes and curving lines. It depicts four sleeping soldiers in front of the open tomb of Christ, with two enframing columns suggesting that Christ is rising from the dead. This artwork was considered one of the greatest examples of Renaissance art during its time.

The Resurrection by Piero della Francesca is a timeless masterpiece that showcases the talent and skill that went into each individual brushstroke. The use of bright reds along with blues and oranges creates an iconic artwork alive with emotion and beauty. The intricate details create a narrative for observers to contemplate on their own faiths and beliefs about life after death.

Another great work by Piero della Francesca is the Polyptych Of The Misericordia from 1445-1462. This powerful artwork consists of four panels depicting various figures common during the Renaissance period such as prophets, friends, martyrs, and other important figures linked to religion and artistry at this time. The bright colors used are contrasting compared to the dark backgrounds that cover each panel; this strong juxtaposition highlights an intensity that could be compared directly to his earlier works such as The Resurrection or Flagellation of Christ. Every detail is carefully considered on each panel which shine light on a masterful use of technique during this era in Italian painting as well as religious expressionism embedded within every panel itself.

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